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Richard Halliburton

Richard Halliburton was an American traveler, adventurer, and author. Halliburton was headline news for most of his brief career and is best known today for having swum the length of the Panama Canal and paying the lowest toll in its history—36 cents in 1928. His final and fatal adventure, an attempt to sail a Chinese junk, the Sea Dragon, across the Pacific Ocean from Hong Kong to the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco, made him... Read More

BornJanuary 9, 1900
Brownsville, Tennessee, United States
DiedMarch 24, 1939 (aged 39)
Pacific Ocean
OccupationTravel writer, journalist, lecturer
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